Oct 15, 2012 12:00am PDT
that hasn't come up yet is immigration. we know how important latinos are in the swing states. chris: we asked the matthews meters -- could the obama team have played things smarter after the debacle in denver in that first debate? 11 say yes, they could have done it better. one person said something like, "heck, yeah." and some lodged their votes with multiple exclamation points. including you, john. [laughter] >> i was in all caps with a lot of exclamation points. chris: was it a general sort of hand-wringing? >> yes, both. it was funny and a lot of democrats laughed at it, but it doesn't speak to the lives of real people. one of the challenges is to go back to the format. it's hard to prosecutor a case against the other guy when you're also trying to answer people in the audience. obama is going to get asked, there's going to be one person in the audience, i guarantee it, who's going to be the disappointed obama voter, like he faced in the town hall on cnbc. someone is going to say, you know, i believed in you, i really had invested so much in you, and you've disappointed me so much.